ScadaPro Alert: Plug the Privilege Escalation Leak Before Hackers Take Control!

Got a ScadaPro system? Brace yourself for a “whoopsie-daisy” in access control that’s more open than a 24-hour diner. Time to button up those privileges before hackers RSVP to your SYSTEM party! 🛡️ #ImproperAccessControl

Hot Take:

Who left the digital backdoor wide open? Turns out, it’s Measuresoft’s ScadaPro, which has been treating its file permissions like a frat house treats its front door: “Come on in, whether you’re the pizza guy or a cyber intruder!” But don’t worry, the solution is as cutting-edge as telling users to ‘just fix it themselves.’ Classic DIY cybersecurity!

Key Points:

  • ScadaPro has been a little too generous with its permissions, allowing even the newbies to play ‘God Mode’ with SYSTEM privileges.
  • Version 6.9.0.0 of ScadaPro is the belle of the vulnerability ball with a CVSS v4 score of 6.8.
  • The vulnerability, charmingly codenamed CVE-2024-3746, lets unprivileged users write where they shouldn’t.
  • Claroty Team82 spotted the issue and presumably facepalmed before alerting CISA.
  • Measuresoft’s profound advice to users: manually tweak those directory permissions and maybe, just maybe, hide your SCADA system behind a firewall or a VPN.
Title: Measuresoft ScadaPro Improper Access Control
Cve id: CVE-2024-3746
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: icscert
Cve date updated: 04/30/2024
Cve description: The entire parent directory - C:ScadaPro and its sub-directories and files are configured by default to allow user, including unprivileged users, to write or overwrite files.

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Privilege Party Foul

Imagine throwing a house party and finding out that your guests can unlock your safe and wear your underwear on their heads. That's essentially what's happening with ScadaPro's improper access control. Users are getting a free pass to SYSTEM privileges. Party on, hackers!

A Vulnerability's Life Story

Here's a little background on our digital drama queen CVE-2024-3746: It's been living its best life in ScadaPro version 6.9.0.0, and it's got a penchant for energy and critical manufacturing sectors worldwide, with its roots in the Irish homeland of Measuresoft.

DIY Defense (or "How to Batten Down Your Digital Hatches")

Measuresoft's mitigation strategy is akin to a landlord telling tenants to fix their own leaky faucets. "Just reconfigure those vulnerable directories," they say. CISA, playing the role of the sensible parent, advises everyone to practice least privilege, keep control systems off the internet, and use VPNs as cyber chastity belts.

Malicious Activity: Hide and Seek Champion

No signs of any virtual vandals specifically targeting this flaw have been spotted in the wild. But if you do catch them lurking, CISA wants to play detective, so make sure you report any suspicious cyber shenanigans. Remember, this vulnerability can't be exploited from your neighbor's Wi-Fi, so at least there's that.

And there you have it, folks: Measuresoft's ScadaPro got caught with its virtual pants down, and now it's everyone's job to pull them back up. Just another day in the world of "It's not a bug, it's a feature" cybersecurity!

Tags: Critical Infrastructure Protection, CVSS v4, Improper Access Control, Measuresoft ScadaPro, privilege escalation, SCADA Security, vulnerability mitigation